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Definition of "nock" []

  • The groove at either end of a bow for holding the bowstring. (noun)
  • The notch in the end of an arrow that fits on the bowstring. (noun)
  • To put a nock in (a bow or arrow). (verb-transitive)
  • To fit (an arrow) to a bowstring. (verb-transitive)
  • A notch on an arrow that fits on the bowstring (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Either of the grooves at each end of a bow that hold the bowstring (noun)
  • To fit (an arrow) on a bowstring (verb)
  • To put a groove or notch in (a bow or arrow) (verb)

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Use "nock" in a sentence
  • "I was using a lighted nock that activates when nock is pushed forward."
  • "Not to knock the book's copy editor, but the nock is the notch at the end of the arrow into which the bowstring fits."
  • "Yes | No | Report from micropterus wrote 24 weeks 1 day ago or is it "nock"?"